5 Ways to Pay for Community College

"Cost is often the deciding factor for students choosing between enrolling at a community college or four-year college," U.S. News & World Report writes.

..."'The sticker price of community colleges is much lower than most other types of institutions, so that is really appealing to students,' says Jill Desjean, senior policy analyst at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

But the total cost of attendance – which averaged around $19,000 in 2022-2023 for in-district students at public two-year schools, according to the College Board report – goes beyond tuition. Community college students should also budget for the price of food, transportation and books and supplies."

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Publication Date: 12/22/2022

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